Suzanne Middlemiss organised a book and cake sale on Wednesday 9th April in memory of David Ian Reid. They raised a wonderful £363.10 at the event.
“I organised a ‘Book and Cake sale’ yesterday 9/04/14 at work and raised a total of £250.10 plus a further £113 in donations from friends and family.
I took a days leave from my place of work Derby Benefit Centre – I work for Jobcentre Plus and spent the whole day selling books and cakes!. I have been planning the event since the beginning of this year collecting unwanted books from friends, family and colleagues. (I now live in Derby with my partner but I am originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne and even collected books in the North East!!.) As well as books colleagues donated hand made greetings cards and knitting magazines. As the big day arrived friends and family also baked cakes and made jam for me to sell.
I organised my event in memory of Mr David Ian Reid who died on Saturday 15th December 2012 aged 31. David was my partners brother. David collapsed playing rugby at Derby Rugby Club, Haslams Lane Derby. This was obviously a huge shock to us all and we are all still adjusting to life without David. The inquest decided David’s death was due to Sudden Adult Death syndrome. Due to this my partner Thomas Reid, his younger brother Jonathan Sturgess and parents were all advised to undergo heart screening and various tests. One week before David’s first anniversary my partner was told he may have a heart condition – long QT syndrome and was prescribed daily medication – tests to date are still ongoing as we have not yet been advised conclusively and await genetic testing results.
It has been amazing to raise money in David’s memory and we now plan to hold an event every year for CRY in David’s memory.
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